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Articles published in January 2020

Doing nothing

Helen Keller once said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Tags:  Initiative, Inspiration Ministries

Who sets the tone?

What if you were to choose—before even arriving at work—what sort of attitude, perspective and demeanor with which you were going to approach your day? Instead of waiting to react to whatever might be going on at the office, you would be taking the initiative to be one of the actors that everyone else reacts to. You would be taking the initiative on your own behalf and also on the behalf of the entire office culture.
Tags:  Initiative, Peace, Theology of Work, Edwards

Is personal initiative worth the risk?

Taking personal initiative at work can have its rewards—but it can also be risky. When we make decisions and take risks and initiate change, we face new, unknown territory. It can be terrifying. Some of us retreat; others move forward. Some of us proceed with caution, others with heart-stopping faith. But none of us can see the end result until long after we make a decision.
Tags:  Initiative, Risk, Faith, Gibson, Theology of Work

You only get one chance to start

We've heard of 'paralysis by analysis.' In some matters, you only get one chance to start. It should be measured and approached intentionally. Starting deserves our best efforts and our focused attention. At the same time, things don’t happen until we start. You can’t steer a parked car … there has to be movement.
Tags:  Initiative, Starting, Campbell